University to host Calibre Leadership programme

Posted by crm28 at May 19, 2017 10:55 AM |
The Calibre Leadership programme is a flagship disabled leadership programme for the HE sector.

The Calibre Programme is a focused development programme for disabled staff in Higher Education and beyond.  It has been designed specifically to develop and implement unique strategies that reflect the unique challenges and experiences of disabled academic and professional staff across the Higher Education sector.

This programme places the Social Model of disability at the heart of the process. This provides key strengths on which to build leadership development. Mobilising the Social Model of disability in this way will make disability a distinctive strength and will be at the core of disabled leadership development. It is aimed at individuals who seek to gain a greater understanding of their role in the work place. It is suitable for academics, researchers, technicians, professional and support staff from higher education and beyond.

The Calibre Programme is not your usual development programme, it is custom designed to address the distinct and often subtle barriers disabled leaders will recognise and know they must overcome and master when operating in the Higher Education context.


Programme Structure

An expert disabled researcher and trainer with a wealth of experience coaching professionals within both the public and private sectors will deliver the programme.

The modules, include a one-day introductory workshop, and will take five days spread over Summer/Autumn 2017. The modules will be primarily held on the University of Leicester campus. In addition to attending the modules, participants should expect to spend time outside the classroom to carry out some project work and work related to their learning logs and learning sets. In order to complete the programme, participants must attend the introductory workshop, and all the programme modules. Appropriate participation will be expected in the workshops, modules and the away day.

How to take part

If you are a disabled member of staff or have a long term health condition and would like to know more then please attend our taster session taking place on Monday 5 June, 11.30am – 1.00pm. You will be able to find out more about the programme and details on how to apply.

Spaces on the course are limited so please book your place for the taster session by emailing or calling 0116 229 7567.

You can learn more about Calibre on their website.→

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